Using an incline treadmill is a great way to work out and activate more muscles than the average flat treadmill. When you are searching for the best incline treadmill for your workout routine, there are a few major important factors to take into account.
You will most definitely want to check out what all angles the treadmill is capable of adjusting to.
As well as you will want to check and see if the incline adjustment is done electronically or if it is done manually. If you are really looking at purchasing an incline treadmill it may also be important to note how long it takes to adjust the treadmills incline whether it takes a few minutes to do manually, or a few seconds; this can make a big difference on your decision.
When in doubt, be sure to contact the manufacturer or post a question under reviews about the product and you will surely be able to find an answer. It is also important to note how the treadmill declines as some treadmills have to be manually declined even if they have an automatic incline. Some do incorporate shocks and have single button decline, but that is just something that you should keep an eye out for.
An incline treadmill is basically a regular treadmill other than the fact that the actual running platform can be angled upwards making for a steeper more difficult run. Treadmills are generally made to incline in a couple of different ways. Some treadmills have fully manual incline changing options; meaning that you have to lift it up and spin knobs until you get the treadmill even on both sides and to the height you want it at.
The other option offered by some treadmills is fully electronic and the incline can be both increased as well as decreased at just the push of a button. The great thing about adjustable treadmills is that if you find a certain angle uncomfortable or even painful to run on; you can change the angle of the treadmill to something more comfortable while still challenging yourself more than you would be by running on a regular flat treadmill.
On an incline treadmill there are a wide variety of workouts that you can do in comparison to a regular treadmill. Hill sprints are one major benefit to owning an incline treadmill. Doing this exercise burns a lot more calories over an extended period of time and most definitely leaves your heart pumping faster than normal hours after your workout has ended.